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Old 05-21-2011, 10:48 PM   #51
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The burn on that tip looks SO good. I have the HKS Carbon Ti and I would love to get the burn back in it. But the previous owner seems to have never even clened the exhaust whatsoever, so I doubt it could get back to its original state
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:46 PM   #52
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Once the ti-tip has been faded or removed, it's gone for good. That's the only downside to ti-tip's!
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:06 AM   #53
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^ not true.

You can redo it with a torch.
There's a write up about it on the S2K forums.

Pretty self explanatory:
Clean well, heat with torch till desired color and depth, profit.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:45 AM   #54
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Really? hmmm. I'm gonna go do some reasearch to see how this will look.

Edit : Found the article on that you were refering too. And it is just that easy. lol. I though there was a bit of sarcasm in that comment, but nope. Now time to go get me some polich and a blow torch

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Old 05-22-2011, 11:55 AM   #55
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^^^hmmmmm, reference to this article?

Barnburner, my bad!
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:29 PM   #56
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Yeah you bet

http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/3560...exhaust-bling/

Don't know how well it will really turn out, but I'll just polich it off if its that horrid. lol
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:49 PM   #57
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As for Kartboy exhaust hangers, use PB Blaster, WD-40, or a penetrating oil. Spray the oil on the hanger and take a big pair of pliers (Huge, like plumbing pliers) and push the exhaust hanger through.
don't do this!

Those oil based products will eat the hangers..use windex or simple green..
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:57 PM   #58
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^^^Really? I've been using PB Blaster and WD-40 for years, and have had no issues! My hangers are still in really good shape and look extremely good.

Oh well, to each his own!
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:01 PM   #59
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That advice comes directly from Tom...
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:31 PM   #60
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I'm trying to get this done, went and got all the stuff, but no one sells a 3" donut gasket to replace when i take it off
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:58 PM   #61
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I'm trying to get this done, went and got all the stuff, but no one sells a 3" donut gasket to replace when i take it off
http://www.fastwrx.com/3indonutgasket.html
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:05 PM   #62
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I have the TurboXS Ti-Tip TBE, have had it on the car for a year through rough Pennsylvania winters. I had debated using Mothers, but what would work for an applicator? I was thinking some sort of cheap car sponge.

I also have light rust on the edges



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Old 05-22-2011, 10:38 PM   #63
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^^^Believe it or not, the Mother's polish will take most of everything out. Even rust! I used a powercone attachment for my cordless drill and worked wonders.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:40 PM   #64
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I wonder if I should change the title and get everyone to post their cleaned up exhausts in here. Comments/thoughts?
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:44 PM   #65
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Yeah you should. That would be cool. I was gonna pm you to see if you didn't mind me posting up a picture if i could get my burn back, so that would be cool.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:16 AM   #66
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Yea, I'm thinking about it. I think it would be cool for all of the detail junkies out there. If there is enough interest, i'll consider changing it.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:20 AM   #67
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My RFL Ti has seen some serious abuse over the last five years. Here is what some steel wool and mothers polish was able to accomplish. The first picture shows the true condition after a wash!



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Old 05-25-2011, 11:11 AM   #68
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^^^Looks good. What wool did you use?
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:10 AM   #69
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The steel wool was 0000
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:09 AM   #70
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Man... The previous owner let my exhaust get too far gone... I polished it for a long time with the power cone and some mothers mag stuff. One side came out OK, but i dont even know how to bescribe the other half... Its like serious pitting or similar.

But i got it all polished up and used the torch to re-burn the tip... That tried that a few different ways and still didn't come out anywhere near what I was hoping for. So i just polised it all back off.

Going to give the batteries and coke deal a try and see if i can anodize a good color back in to it... Just so bummed on the condition of the Carbon Ti. Bottom out a few times and pretty much never washed it I'm guessing.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:24 AM   #71
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Can you guys post picture of stuff you guys used to polish the exhaust? Looks amazing...
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:25 AM   #72
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^^^That sucks! That's the only reason I don't like the carbon-ti.
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